The “little things”

Loving and gracious God…I give you thanks for those “little things” that we too often take for granted.  Those things that are all so common…right there in front of our face…those important “little things” that we forget to thank you for:

The sound of the furnace running on a chilly day
A warm bed to sleep in
Quiet moments
My Christmas cactus
Chocolate milk
A comfortable couch

You have blessed me, God.  You have provided for me in countless ways.  You have been gracious to this man who too often sets his mind on the “things of man” rather than on the “things of God”.

I am not worthy.

And so I add to the list that one “thing” that is not so little; the one thing that saves me from condemnation; the one thing that is the ultimate expression of your love…

Your Son, Jesus Christ.  

Thank you!  Thank you! Thank you!  You are most worthy to be praised.  Help me to not forget the “little things” and to always remember that “big thing”; the cross.

Thank you for listening to me ramble.  I look forward to what you have in store for me today. Amen!

edh -|—